How We Teach
A Three-Pronged Learning Approach
At She'arim learning is an active process.
Students are encouraged to make learning their own by asking questions and learning the text directly. By gleaning the information directly from the source, you access a deeper and richer understanding of the subject matter, helping you to form a personal attachment to your learning.
Learning at She'arim takes on three forms:
- Choose an appropriate level based on your background and skills. You can then move between levels as your Hebrew and text skills improve. You can also combine classes in different level to form a personalized schedule.
- Learn with a learning partner (Chavruta). Tutors are available during this time to help towards the goal of becoming independent in your learning.
- Choose a mentor from among the staff with whom you can discuss your personal development.
Classes include Chumash and Navi with commentaries, Halacha, Prayer, Jewish thought and Ethics. Our more philosophical classes on Maharal, Ramchal, and Chassidut allow you to consciously access the spiritual depths of Judaism, while our emphasis on text keeps these classes grounded